Holiday


Retail CFO Survey: “Moderately Optimistic” on Second Half Sales

2011 BDO Retail Compass Survey of CFOs

Chicago—At last! Some relatively good news about retail sales and from none other than 100 chief financial officers from the … [Read more...]

Holiday Forecast: Sales to Rise, But Less than 2010

Christmas Shoppers

Chicago—Two retail studies released this week predict 2011 holiday sales will rise only 3%, compared with 2010’s 4.1% gain—not … [Read more...]

“Free Shipping Day” Hopes for 2,000 Participating Retailers

Free Shipping Day

Billings, MT—Facing what could be a less-than-merry holiday season for many retailers, Free Shopping Day, scheduled for Friday, … [Read more...]

Mobile Shopping Searches to Climb for Holiday Selling

Mobile Shopping

Mountain View, CA—If your business doesn’t have a mobile presence, it’s time to get one fast.According to new calculations … [Read more...]

A Challenge for Fall? Nordstrom’s Free Shipping for Online Orders

Nordstrom Free Shipping

Seattle—Well into the back to school season and mindful of approaching holiday season, retailers are already vying for consumers’ … [Read more...]

Ask the Expert: Marshal Cohen

NPD's Marshal Cohen says self-purchasing consumers are key to a successful holiday.“Without self-purchasing during the holiday season, growth is nearly impossible."

Marshal Cohen is Chief Industry Analyst, The NPD Group, Inc. He is a nationally known expert on the retail industry and consumer … [Read more...]

Barneys Goes Gaga for Christmas

Barneys to deck the halls Lady Gaga style

New York—When it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Barneys New York, you’ll definitely know it this year. The specialty … [Read more...]

Polo Ralph Lauren Posts Q1 Profit Surge on Sales Jump

Ralph Lauren Fall 2011 ad campaign

New York--Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. posted today a first quarter profit 52% higher than last year, as sales climbed 32% boosted by … [Read more...]

Store Savvy: Holiday Hit List

Neiman Marcus

A spot check of retailers around the country revealed ‘cautious optimism’ in the air and an intense hunt for newness. We check the … [Read more...]

Q1 Reports: Jones Profit Falls, Claiborne’s Loss Widens

Jones Group Logo

Jones Group Q1 Profit Falls On Higher Costs and Weitzman AcquisitionNew York—Jones Group Inc.'s net income fell 34% in the … [Read more...]

A Generation Gap?

Consumerology: the wheel of engagement for today's consumer

While accessories benefitted from a return to discretionary spending, Marshal Cohen of The NPD Group, Inc. cautions that future … [Read more...]

Janurary Retail Sales Show Surprising Increase

January Retail Sales

New York—While the post-Christmas blizzard may have hampered December results, January’s ice, snow and sleet didn’t seem to keep … [Read more...]